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The management review forms a key check-point mid-way through a PI Planning event that allows the stakeholders and facilitators of the event to offer sensible steering to

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“Always show your working out!” was the mantra of my maths teacher in senior school. This series of blog posts “On the Nature of Lean Portfolios” is an exploration of Lean Portfolios.

On The Nature Of Portfolios

“Always show your working out!” was the mantra of my maths teacher in senior school. This series of blog posts “On the Nature of Lean Portfolios” is an exploration of Lean Portfolios.

This article is intended to people who are interested in successful adoption of methods / ways of working – an area of maybe as much as 50% failures.

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50 years of software engineering, so now what?

This text/reference is an in-depth introduction to the systematic, universal software engineering kernel known as “Essence.” This kernel was envisioned and originally created by Ivar Jacobson and h

Many of the creators of Essence are also members of Agnostic Agile.

Dispersed PI Planning Diagram
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Dispersed PI Planning Diagram
Dispersed PI Planning Diagram

Written by Dr. Ivar Jacobson, Paul E. McMahon and Roland Racko

An in-depth introduction to software engineering that uses a systematic, universal kernel called Essence to teach essential elements of all software engineering methods.

In this podcast, Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Ivar Jacobson about his work defining the essence of software engineering.

This instructional guide provides a brief introduction to the Alphas and presents seven different games that can be played with the Alpha State Cards by software development teams.

Editor’s Note: We recommend that you read Part One,

Editor’s Note: We recommend that you read Part One,

This Scrum team got hold of the Scrum Essentials cards, printed their own deck, made their own board and played the

We recommend you start by reading the Introduction Article to this series.

Picture of the box cover of a pack of Scrum Essentials Essence based cards.  Co-designed by Ivar Jacobson International and Scrum Inc.

We’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Jeff Sutherland on a set of Essence cards that faithfully represent the

In particular they will learn how to drive agile projects using lightweight use cases and use-case slices.

What is The Essence Language? What is The Essence Kernel? Play cards? Read the Essence pocket guide.

The way we develop software struggles to keep pace with changes in technology and business.

On June 1st, Dr. Ivar Jacobson delivered a keynote address at the annual International Conference on Software Engineering.

Editors Note: This is the first in a series of blogs aimed at development teams and coaches interested in finding the right practices to use for the development challenges that they face.

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